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Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:00 PM
County Library's Viridian Event Center
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8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088

Directed by Ava DuVernay
100 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

Post-Film Panel with ACLU, UCASA, Juvenile Justice Services, and Salt Lake Peer Court

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. A Netflix original documentary.

Winner: Best Documentary–2017 BAFTA; Nominated: Best Documentary Feature–2017 Academy Awards

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